COVID-19 impact: Huntsville art studio closes doors


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a financial toll on many and now a Huntsville art studio is reassessing its business model.

Spirited Art Studio has been in the community for more than 10 years and at Campus 805 for the three. Owner Liz Boley says starting Saturday October 24 their studio doors will be closed and the business will be online only.

Spirited Art owner Liz Boley says the studio provides art classes for the community and it’s a way for people to be creative and learn without having to buy their own materials.

“We guide you through step by step, we teach you how to use acrylic paint, watercolor paints, oil paints,” says Boley.

After months of closed doors and cancelled classes the studio decided to pivot. Offering virtual classes over the summer.

“People could pick up a supply kit and we would still be on call if they needed anything. Help with their instructions, help with how to mix paint so it was still like being on one of our classes and having people there to help,” says Boley.

But due to prolonged financial strain from the pandemic, now they are going all virtual.

“We’ve had a physical location where we could help people in person with their artwork and they could get to know us for over 10 years so it was pretty heartbreaking to make the decision to close our in person studio,” says Boley.

Moving forward, Spirited Art will continue offering virtual classes and take home kits to entertain people this holiday season.

“During November and December when their families are in town but they may not feel comfortable doing thing, they can do something at home all together,” says Boley.

In order to move out of the space, Spirited Art is having a final sale Saturday, October 24th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All paintings will be $10. The studio is on the second floor of Campus 805 in Huntsville.

Follow this link to find Spirited Arts to-go kits and online offers.

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